Last updated: December 22, 2020
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Meet your guide for a pre-trip meeting in Kotzebue.
Fly northeast from Kotzebue, across the Noatak River and into the rugged Baird Mountains. Our competent pilot lands us right on top of a ridge with commanding views in all directions. Once the pilot leaves, we’re on our own. We’ll hike several miles to the first of many lovely camps. You’ll have the evening to settle into your surroundings, hike up a ridge or just gape at the awe-inspiring scenery.
Day 2 - 7
Heading west from the “Mesa” we decend and cross the first of many creeks along our route. The colorful rocks create colorful creeks and the solitude of these grand mountains is palpable. There will be 2 passes to negotiate on the route and 2 major creek crossings. Your guide will teach you how best to deal with both of these challenges and will help you find the best route through the wilderness.
Hike a short distance to meet our plane at a gravel airstrip on the banks of the Agashashok. Weather permitting we fly back to Kotzebue and change our socks.